Media Release
Thursday, May 23, 2013

 Public Invited to Attend Fallen Soldier Sculpture Dedication on May 26
 Bronze Sculpture to be Unveiled in Exchange Club Veteran's Plaza

NAPERVILLE, Ill.—The Naperville Riverwalk Commission, Century Walk Foundation, Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 and American Legion Post #43 invites the public to attend the dedication of the new Fallen Soldier Sculpture that will be unveiled in Exchange Club Veteran's Plaza.

A brief ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26 in Exchange Club Veteran's Plaza on the Riverwalk at Jackson Avenue just east of Webster Street. Following the ceremony, the bronze sculpture, which depicts a soldier's boots, rifle, helmet and dog tags, will be unveiled to honor those lives that have been lost on the battlefield. The U.S. Army Band will also play at the Community Concert Center at 4:30 p.m. at Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.

The Exchange Club Veteran's Plaza was built as a part of the Riverwalk's rehabilitation in 2008. The original design of the plaza called for the inclusion of a small sculpture to honor fallen soldiers. Due to the cost, the sculpture was eliminated with the understanding it would be added in the future. With support from the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 and American Legion Post #43, the Century Walk Foundation was able to obtain the necessary funding to purchase and install the sculpture.

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